Setting passwd using smbpasswd for normal users?

J.L.Gilmour at J.L.Gilmour at
Sun Oct 1 12:56:56 GMT 2000


Well, 18 hours to go until the students are back and I still haven't
got the promised NT-Unix password sync. working.

I'm running TNG on a Solaris 8 box. If an NT user changes their
password, the Unix one is updated fine.

But if a normal (non-root) user tries to run smbpasswd to change
passwords from the Unix side, the following errors are given:

> machine rejected the password change: Error was : The specified password is invalid.

as well as complaining of access with the 'secrets.tdb' and 'smbpasswd'
files. This bit is obvious, they're not readable by users, but even if
file permissions are temporarily relaxed, the above error still occurs.

Running smbpasswd as root changes the password fine.

Any ideas?


      Jayne Gilmour, BSc. MSc.  Unix & Network Administrator 
       Department of Computer Science, University of Exeter

    "Why is line printer paper strongest at the perforations?"

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